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6:45 pm
Thu December 6, 2012

State's Largest Department Gets To Work Meeting Hassan's Budget Demands

Nick Toumpas

State department heads will spend the coming weeks working to meet Governor-elect Maggie Hassan’s mandate to cut spending by 3 percent next year.

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5:57 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Gov.-Elect Hassan Tells Agencies To Cut Back 3 Percent In 2013 Budgets

Maggie Hassan
Credit Paul Filippov

Gov.-Elect Maggie Hassan is instructing state agencies to make 3 percent cuts in next year’s budgets.

In a memo sent out Wednesday to department heads, Hassan says the budget targets will give the state flexibility to deal with unexpected financial issues.

The directive requires agencies to craft budgets for Fiscal Year 2013 that are 97 percent of this year’s adjusted appropriations.

For Fiscal Year 2014, Hassan wants budgets that are 100 percent of the adjusted 2013 spending.

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4:53 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

N.H. Tourism Officials Predict 6.7M Visitors Will Spend $860M This Winter

Skiing in the White Mountains

After a rough winter season last year, New Hampshire tourism officials predict nearly seven million people will visit the state between now and the end of February.

The state Division of Travel and Tourism Development says those tourists are expected to spend $860 million, which would be up by 9 percent over last year.

Those figures come from the Institute for New Hampshire Studies.

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1:45 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

A.G. Report: No Wine Was Ever Stolen From Portsmouth Liquor Store

State liquor store.
Credit Joe Shlabotnik / Flickr/Creative Commons

The New Hampshire attorney general’s office says an investigation has found that no wine was ever missing from a Portsmouth state liquor outlet.

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1:36 pm
Wed December 5, 2012

Bedford Leaders Hope Forum Will Calm Fears After Home Invasion

Bedford Town Manager Jessie Levine knows that statistics showing her town is one of the safest in the state have little meaning if residents don’t feel secure in their homes.

“The statistical safety and the sense of safety are two different things. We can reassure people that Bedford has a low crime index and that our police are doing everything they can but unless they actually really feel that then we’ve been unable to get that message across.”

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NH News
3:45 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Protection Of 215 Acres In Durham Among Projects Receiving LCHIP Grants

The preservation of the Gilman Garrison House in Exeter is one 18 projects receiving funding through LCHIP. The project is receiving $11,000.
Credit Land & Community Heritage Investment Program

The protection of 215 acres of land in Durham is among 18 conservation and preservation projects to receive funding through the Land & Community Heritage Investment Program.

The program this week announced it would be awarding $475,500 in grants, spread out in various amounts among the 18 projects.

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11:34 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Fallen Greenland Police Chief's Name To Be Added To National Memorial

Greenland Chief Michael Maloney
Credit Greenland Police Department

The name of Greenland Police Chief Michael Maloney will be added to a national memorial for fallen officers in Washington, D.C.

The Greenland Police Department learned recently that Maloney's name will be part of the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial, which is in an area known as Judiciary Square.

A ceremony recognizing Maloney and other officers who have died in the line of duty is scheduled for May 15, 2013.

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4:39 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Kwiatkowski Pleads Not Guilty In Hep C Case

The former Exeter Hospital employee at the center of a Hepatitis C outbreak pleaded ‘not-guilty’ in Federal court today.

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3:33 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Gov. Lynch Tells The Exchange He Has No Interest In A Job In Washington, D.C.

Gov. John Lynch and Laura Knoy.
Credit Michael Brindley, NHPR

In an exit interview of sorts with The Exchange Tuesday morning, Gov. John Lynch said he has no interest in pursuing elected office in Washington, D.C.

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12:05 pm
Mon December 3, 2012

Young Adult Employment In N.H. Booming, But How Good Are The Jobs?

Credit Kandy Jaxx / Flickr

Seventy-two percent of young adults age 20 to 24 in the Granite State had a job last year.  That’s according to the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Youth and Work report

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11:04 am
Mon December 3, 2012

Canaan Students, Sculptor Create N.H.'s Official Christmas Ornaments

One of the ornaments created by students at the Indian River School in Canaan.
Credit NH Department of Cultural Resources

Students from the Indian River School in Canaan worked with sculptor Emile Birch to create New Hampshire's official ornaments for the 2012 National Christmas Tree.

The tree will be on display at President's Park in Washington, D.C. throughout December.

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5:09 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

Hassan Calls For Procurement Reform

Gov-elect Maggie Hassan and Therma-HEXX CEO Robert Barmore
Credit Josh Rogers, NHPR

Governor-elect Maggie Hassan started at UNH where she discussed green launching pad – a program that provides funding and mentoring to green start- up companies. Hassan then visited Portsmouth’s Thema-HEXX, a 2011 grant recipient that won the NH High Tech Council’s product of the year for its heating and cooling technology. There, Hassan said she hoped to reform the state’s procurement process to make it easier for local entrepreneurs to do business with the state.

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4:12 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

With Spike In Right To Know Requests, State Looks To Balance Access With Cost

As the number of Right to Know requests being filed with state agencies increases, officials are trying to balance access to public documents with the cost of fulfilling the queries.

Deputy Attorney General Ann Rice has been working with the state for 20 years and has seen a steady increase in the volume of Right to Know requests filed each year.

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3:48 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

UNH Football Looking To Make Playoff Run

Credit Jimmy Emerson / Flick/Creative Commons

On Saturday, UNH’s football team will travel to Spartanburg, South Carolina to take on the Wofford College Terriers in a second-round playoff game.

It’s the ninth straight year the Wildcats have made the FCS (formerly called Division 1-AA) playoffs, the longest active streak in the nation.

Head Coach Sean McDonnell says it’s the character of his players, as much as their talent, that keeps the Wildcats winning.

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12:35 pm
Fri November 30, 2012

'Roadmap' Offers Solutions To Rise Of Child Poverty In N.H.

Increasing access to existing food resources, strengthening New Hampshire's food systems, and ensuring the economic security of children and families.

These were among the recommendations found in "Roadmap to End Childhood Hunger," a report issued this week by New Hampshire Hunger Solutions and the Children's Alliance of New Hampshire.

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